Truth or Beard by Penny Reid Review

Title: Truth or Beard

Series: Winston Brothers #1

Author: Penny Rerid

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my! 

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. 

His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my! 

Format: ebook

Pages/Hours: 390 pages

Ownership: Own

My Rating: ★★★★★

Tags: Halloween, Bikers, Humor

Themes: Small Town Romance

Book Review Elaine Howlin Book Blog

This was so good!! Definitely one for the reread list!
I’m finding it hard to categorise it in terms of theme. It’s a bit ‘enemies to lovers’ and a bit ‘friends to lovers’ but it’s entirely toe-curlingly good. Reid is so witty and humorous without ever passing into ridiculous and the small town romance manages to be sweet and steamy.

Have you ever seen someone and thought to yourself, Whoa, he’s hot! I’d like to screw his brains out. And then, you talk to the guy and realize someone already has?

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Synopsis and book cover from Goodreads. Photos from my Instagram @elainehowlin_


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